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Politics, Sex and Cocktails
September 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
In this historic presidential election year, our 501(c)4 political act fund received a record number of applications (50+) from pro-choice candidates in the Central Coast region (SLO, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties). Some of our first-time candidates are running against ‘pro-life’ incumbents in critical seats and several are challenging the status quo in historically conservative districts. Local elections are where school districts implement sex-ed curriculums; zoning policies at the city council level can have major impacts for our healthcare clinics; community college districts enroll more than double the number of students as UC and CSU’s combined and some of these treasured community institutions could use some attention, fresh perspective, and leadership with relevant lived experiences.
It has been so inspiring to interview candidates and read through questionnaires filled with such moving life experiences and hopeful perspectives. Join us to celebrate our 2020 Endorsed Candidates and hear from our President & CEO of (our national) Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Alexis McGill Johnson, our Champion State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, as well as our local fearless leader & CEO, Jenna Tosh. All in a compact one-hour program.